The bag says 도리토스 aka Doritos
No, I’m not talking about American red bag Doritos for 6,000 – 8,000 won, found in foreign food markets in Itaewon or in the foreign section of larger super markets.
I’m talking about 도리토스.
Produced under license by Lotte, I recently purchased Frito Lay Doritos brand chips in Korea, I’m assuming made in Korea. The only English on the bag, lost in a sea of Hangul, is the word “Doritos”.
The Nacho Cheese version didn’t taste like the Nacho Cheese Doritos we’re used to in America. The cheese flavor was similar to the Black Pepper Jack Doritos at home. With those chips there’s really not much of a black pepper kick, mostly just what Frito Lay thinks monterey jack cheese should taste like.
The Extreme Barbecue reminded me of most other Doritos flavors. Many of them taste too similar to fully distinguish. The difference here was that the flavor was a bit more subtle, not as overpowering as many of the other Doritos can be, with their homogenous palatability.
Something strange I came across while doing a little bit of internet research on Doritos: Many Doritos bloggers and self proclaimed Doritos aficionados recommend licking and sucking the flavor powder off the chips before consuming them, to get the full flavor of the chips. Nice mental image there.